Lentil Dahl

img_20170208_124054Ingredients

Olive oil (or alternative oil)

1 onion

garlic

ginger

spices: turmeric and garam masala (you could also use other spices such as cumin, coriander, chili, curry powder)

3 medium sized sweet potatoes or potatoes

1 tin of tomatoes

coconut milk (optional)

water

mixture of red, green and brown lentils (about 400g)

spinach

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Step 1: Chop onion, a few cloves of garlic and some ginger

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Step 2: Peel and chop sweet potatoes or potatoes into pieces

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Step 3: Heat about 1 tablespoon of olive oil in big pot. Then add onion, garlic and ginger and cook for 2-3 minutes

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Step 4: Add some turmeric and garam masala (or alternative spices) and cook for another two minutes

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Step 5: Add tin of tomatoes, about 2 cups of water and sweet potatoes or potatoes to pot. (You can replace some of the water with coconut milk if you wish.) Stir well

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Step 6: Add bowl of lentils to the pot. Stir well again

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Step 7: Bring to boil, then simmer for 25-30 minutes. Stir occasionally. Add some more water if it becomes too dry while cooking.

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Step 8: Stir in some fresh spinach and it’s ready!

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Step 9: It should look like this when it’s done. If you cook too much don’t worry: you can put it in the fridge or freezer and eat later.

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